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COVID-19 and the AP Exams


Those of you preparing for the AP Exam, the College Board is changing the AP Exam in terms of structure and content. Thanks to the Princeton Review, for highlighting the things you need to know right now. Below is a recap if you do not want to review the video.

  • No more face to face AP Exams - "That's so 2019." You will now take AP exams in the comfort of your own home

  • Exam Length - Exams are now 45 minutes in duration

  • No multiple-choice questions, no matter the subject area

  • Free-response questions - "Only your brain and the question on that page."

  • Topics are less expansive - In the interest of fairness, the exam will include topics you will have covered through early March

  • You have options on taking the exam on any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, phone or taking a picture of your work and submitting

  • You will have two AP Exam test date options

  • College Credit Earned? - Today's guidance is the colleges are on board with the new plan for the new tests.

  • Questions are administered in a way that prevents cheating - digital security, plagiarism software

  • There are 45 minutes of free response questions - these are hard to cheat! You will be judged on your work

  • Exam Prep? - How do you prep for an exam that you just heard about - The content is not new. Have faith in yourself; the College Board is putting out resources.

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:

  • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.

  • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.

  • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course.

To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel or find your course schedule below. They’ll be adding more courses soon.

Download the daily schedule for 32 courses (.pdf/151 KB).


The College Board will release additional information, including a full schedule and information on specific free-response questions on April 3. We are here (virtually!) if you would like to schedule a free chat with us.


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